Jacob Bryson Named a CCM/AHCA Second Team All-American

April 6, 2018

SAINT PAUL, Minn.It was announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday (April 6) that Providence College sophomore defenseman Jacob Bryson (London, Ont.) was named a CCM Second Team (East) All-American.

A sophomore and alternate captain, Bryson also was named a New England All-Star and First Team Hockey All-Star in March, becoming the sixth Friar defenseman to earn First Team All-Star recognition from the Hockey East. Bryson led all Hockey East defenseman in conference games with 13 assists and a plus-16 rating, finishing second in scoring with 17 points. Overall, Bryson tallied career-highs in goals (4), assists (21), and points (25), while recording eight multi-point efforts in 2017-18. The sophomore was the recipient of the Hockey East’s Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award.

The Friars now boast an All-American defenseman for three-consecutive seasons (Jake Walman in 2015-16 and 2016-17, Bryson in 2017-18). Bryson is the 20th member of the program to earn All-American honors and marks the 26th time overall a Friar has been named an All-American. Two-time honorees include: Ron Wilson (1974-76), Peter Taglianetti (1983-85), Chris Terreri (1984-86), Chad Quenneville (1993-95), Jon Gillies (2012-13, 2014-15), and Jake Walman (2015-17).

A fourth round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2017 NHL Draft (99th overall), Bryson has appeared in all 79 games over the past two seasons and has posted seven goals, 38 assists, and a +16 rating. The Friars’ blueliner averaged nearly 25 minutes of ice time during the 2017-18 season.

For more updates on the Providence College men's hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @FriarsHockey.


 

 

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